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the story may face prison. and as russia remembers the battle of stalingrad, what does it say about the country's tanzania." mlk >> president francois hollande says french troops will only withdraw from mali when african forces can replace them. hollande visited timbuktu on saturday. egypt's interior ministry has condemned the beating of a protestor in cairo. one person was killed during violent demonstrations on friday outside the presidential palace. syrian government tanks have been blown up by roadside bombs in the capital, damascus. there have been violent clashes between government and rebel forces in karnak. in india, the man accused of a gang rape of a fizz therapist student entered a nonguilty plea. the court case in new delhi has been fast tracked. the victim was beaten, raped and thrown from a bus. she died two weeks later. on friday, india's cabinet approved harsher punishments for rapists. including the death penalty. members of paramilitary force have been arrested on suspicion of molesting a group of girls on a train. a somali woman who accused government soldiers of
and that in a moment, but first, to the events of russia. the media or was first spotted at around 9:20 a.m. local time. russia's academy of science said it into the atmosphere at a speed of over 50,000 kilometers per hour and then shattered into pieces. >> the media is thought to have been just about two meters across, but that was enough to cause a massive sonic boom, and it was far from harmless. hundreds of people were injured, most of them by shattering glass. >> a rare moment caught on camera -- don turned to daylight as the media or into the earth's atmosphere with a bang -- dawn turned to daylight. it streaked above the sky leaving a white trail. mobile phones stopped working. the shock wave set off car alarms, and local residents were left wondering what was happening. >> i saw something moving in the sky. then there was a flash. we thought it was fireworks. that was followed by an explosion. the weather broke. t, bread, and water -- everything felony floor. -- the window for. >> windows were blown out of dozens of buildings. most of the injuries were light. hundreds have been treated at local
and russia, among other things, acted as a mediator between those two factions. >> i'm sorry. and did not get the last of sentence. >> that russia, one of russia's rolls was sort of to mediate between two factions. i got the sense that priscilla buckley and burnham were sort of distant ancestors of neo conservatives and meyer, of course, being a fusion test some -- the fusion test would have disagreements. was primarily about what conservative should do about the welfare state. um wondering what russia's role was in as ideological debates. >> a very good question. i would commend something he says which is, i don't believe there was much conflict about what position to take on the welfare state, but there was some. it was not russia's primary concern. his primary concern in terms of radiology was that national review must be in the logical, that the exact positions it took would very often be secondary, but that insofar as it had certain believe some these issues, in the issues, it should be really serious about holding other conservatives and especially public office holders
of russia in this context. when it comes to this issue, there are really quite a few differences between the two sides, but they are not really relevant. it is the united states and russia that have to reach an understanding when it comes to dealing with the syrian crisis. iran is important when it comes to the army of the opposition, but politically speaking, russia is the main supporter of the opposition. >> thanks very much. >> in germany, chancellor angela merkel is looking at the possibility of perhaps having to reshuffle her cabinet. after a university committee withdrew the doctoral title from, of all people, the country's education minister after finding she had plagiarized her thesis. >> commentators are comparing this to the transportation minister being caught drunk driving or the finance minister hiding cash in monaco. for now, though, the chancellor is giving her support. >> the german cabinet is full of doctors. the finance minister, the foreign affairs minister, the economy minister and vice chancellor, and, of course, the chancellor herself, dr. angela merkel. it is an un
, will engage russia to seek further reductions in our nuclear arsenals and continue leading the global effort to secure nuclear materials that could fall into wrong lands. >> so how many nuclear weapons does the president want to reduce? of the 1700 nuclear weapons the u.s. now possesses, the white house believes 1000 to 1100 warheads would provide an equal level of security. >> under one scenario is 1000 war leads to lower thresholds to maintain a capable nuclear deterrent. >>> if we have to blow-up more than one p planet we might need more than 1000 nuclear warheads. >> is this a reciprocal deal with russia. >> we may as well try to get something for it. >> these are strategic warheads you are talking about i don't know. >> yes. >> 1000 of these, are about 50 times the size of north korea. 1000 is fine if the russians come down and the chinese stay down to thissal level because nobody can do a first strike. >> are the russians wanting to go along? >> i think they are. these things are very expense to maintain. russia has real problems. >> where did we see that not long ago? we saw it when f
by russia and the united states and other neighbors in bringing these parties together to talk, provide a kind of structure for that. is that taking place in any way. >> they haven't been willing to say that assad stepping down is inevitable and needs to occur at the beginning. and you know it has to be that way in order for this to have a political solution. >> so how can the opposition meet with assad with all the blood on his hands. >> yeah. >> how possibly can they do that. >> so that is a nonstarter that the opposition will meet with assad but they might meet with representatives. >> i think what al chatib said who itheead of the rian opposition council that they would be willing to meet with representatives of the government going forward here. now your point, the right way forward here would be to have an international umbrella group that would sponsor a political transition. we put this together at geneva last june, secretary clinton did, which mandated or agreed that there would be a political transition, that there would be opposition and government members of that transition
's a good thing. well, scientists say that the meteor that streaked across the sky on russia friday morning exploded with the force equivalent to the power of an atomic bomb. maybe the shock of the blast, not the leader of the liberal democratic party of russia completely silly. he said those aren't meteorites falling, it's the americans trying out a new weapon. (laughter) >> really? i think he must think we have a great big bubble gum machine we're going to fire on russia next. how people can get elected to public office with views like that is beyond me. and then i look at our own congress and realize, russia is not alone. [applause] >> all right, coming up, a lunatic ex-cop goes on a killing spree, but so-called legitimate news outlets try to justify his reasons. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headach
are urging the north koreans not to follow through. some from japan and russia are scheduled to meet next week to coordinate their efforts. diplomats are finalizing arrangements for a visit to russia by japanese prime minister shinzo abe. russian politicians have some influence with their counterparts in north korea. the diplomats are expected to explore ways to dissuade leaders in pyongyang to carry out what would be a third nuclear test. they're also expected to discuss a dispute over islands off japan's northernmost prefecture, halkido. the japanese are expected to restake their claims to the four island and discuss a peace treaty. >>> two trains have collided in south africa. at least 150 people were hurt, >>> the treasury department needs to be able to pay their bills. they have to have enough money to operate otherwise they face a possible default. the bill was passed on thursday. the u.s. government needed to pass the bill. that's because the debt already reached a ceiling of $16.4 trillion set by law. the bill is putting pressure on both chambers of commerce by mid-april. republic
a research center near damascus. russia says the facts are not yet clear but adds that any air strike would be completely unacceptable. >> we are analyzing the information as we receive it. if the allegations are confirmed, then it is our position this is a serious breach of the united nations charter. this would be an unacceptable action against a sovereign government. >> the syrian media say two people were killed when israeli jets bombed the research center near damascus and five more injured. israel has not commented on the allegations, but the israeli government had warned syria this week that it would not accept any syrian weapons falling into the hands of hezbollah. israelis are concerned about the possibility of a chemical weapons attack. people have been stockpiling gas masks for months. >> i would rather actually use it as a warning sign, by which israel is warning both hezbollah and assad that israel is well aware of what is going on. >> israelis fear for their safety. the air strikes marked an escalation in the conflict. now syria says it reserves the right to retaliate. >> in a
give the world some indication of how russia, china, the u.s., and essentially all major nations of the world to view the threat of a nuclear >> thank you, senator, for being here. and thank you for your military service. my single biggest concern about the nomination is the dramatic flip-flops between your past statements and record and what you are saying as a nominee. and they are about key, core issues. we have discussed some of those today. i want to focus on that, and i apologize if i go over some of the things that have come up before. i could not be here for most of the hearing. in 2006, when israel was responding to attacks by hezbollah from lebanon, you call that response, "a sickening slaughter." and you accuse israel of "the systematic destruction of an american friend, the people of and country of lebanon." what do you say about those statements?>> well, first, i said them. i have been asked about them. i have said that i regret saying that. it was within the larger context of a speech i made about what was going on, a thirtysomething days of war going on. i also inc
people when it exploded over a remote part of russia last week. they were caught by surprise. how did that happen and how can we prevent it from happening here? up next, the new details that makes all of these questions even scarier than you think. and a horrifying discovery for hotel guests in california. oh, this is bad. oh, it's not good. they found out the water being used for bathing and drinking in their hotel rooms was very unwelcome ingredients. we're going to leave it at that for now. bring you the story in a bit. the growing debate over whether president obama is campaigning against himself as he tells local news outlets the best way to avoid budget cuts that the white house designed and he signed into law. >> the man who literally wrote the book about the budget battle put this to rest, whose idea was the sequester and did you ever think that we'd actually get to this point? >> first, it was the white house. it was obama and jack plouffe and rod who went to the tktic leaders harry reid and this is the solution, but everyone has their fingerprints on this. >> we're getting
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regularly. >> but her critics say she has little to show for her hard work. the reset with russia has malfunctioned, hindering any solution to the violence in syria. and middle east peace is nowhere to be seen. >> i don't think that secretary clinton has been a very consequently secretary of state. shi they'll be remembered mostly as a celebrity and a world traveler. a person with the greatest number of frequent flier miles. not for her impact on some huge policy issue, u.s.-russia, u.s.-china, some great crisis. >> clinton believes that's a narrow way of defining her role and the scope of american power. >> my first responsibility was to restore american leadership which had been tattered and damaged. so that was one of the reasons that i was out there day in and day out. and i think we not only reversed that view but we set the table for dealing with a lot of problems. >> for four years hillary clinton worked on the seventh floor of this building and traveled the globe. in the process she evolved from being a politician to being a stateswoman. and she achieved another remarkable fea
in the world. >> wendy: welcome back. way down in southern russia on the eastern shore of the caspian sea sits dagastan, the most dangerous province in the country. >> george: it is dangerous because radical muslims there are fighting russian forces almost daily to take over the province for islam. yet away from the front lines, a small band of christians secretly shares the gospel among the muslims. [speaking a foreign language] >> george: 1,000 miles from moscow, russian forces are in a 20-year fight against an islamic rebellion. >> there are murders at the nations and bombings virtually every day. >> george: ultra conservative muslims want islam to rule this corner of the country, known as the northern caucuses. dagastan is the heart of the insurgency. back in 1999, a group of radical muslims attempted to turn dagastan to an emirate. the russian army stepped in and quickly stamped that out, but since then, this province, home to about 2.5 million people, has today some 3,000 mosques and growing. >> there is a segment of this society, especially among youth, that has become more radicalized.
. >> scientists found the biggest fragment of a meteorite that exploded with the force of an atomic bomb in russia. it weighs almost 2 kilos and one of more than 100 bits found so far. it injured around 1500 people and damaged thousands of homes in siberia earlier this month. proof that good things come in small packages. an indian rocket put seven canadian satellites into orbit. they include two of the world's smallest telescopes. more from toronto. >> when you think of space science, you usually think big. the canadian satellites aboard aloft by this indian rocket are tiny, just 27 centimeters across, weighing less than 7 kilos each. >> we have done this before. >> back on earth, two more of the tube shape devices are getting ready for herb at the university of toronto's institute for aerospace studies. a total of six have been designed here. their task is formidable. but the manager telescopes' pointed deep into space, the satellite, data on cosmic explosions and primordial matter. >> the astronomy's -- astronomers are interested in spending big, massive stars. they tend to lead it brief and vi
for power. the arabian, steering with great power sponsorship from russia and china in the sunni increasing phalluses part of the region which will maintain some sort of alliance with united case, but not one that will be able to direct as we have up to 2008. so this could turn into some name, a really ugly very rapidly. >> that's only if you think 80,000 people dead is not ugly. yes, sir. adding a mac >> foreign-policy and especially security systems. this is another area where congress really has a role to play. the administration is basically decided that mohamed morsi at egypt is the new mubarak. the guy in the seat we will now help. it's completely indifferent to what our aid program should look like and what the desired outcome and egypt should be. the only thing they appear to be interested in is the continuation of the israeli egyptian camp david accords, which are obviously of great interest, but not really the only thing they should animate us and we talk about the largest country in the middle east. when i thought we were delivering fighter jets to the egyptian military, i just a
: with russia, putin came kgb and is going back to his bad old ways. there was hope for democracy in russia. putin has consolidated power and the difficult for democrats in russia to be able to have democratic government. that is the big worry. look at what russia and china have done in the united nations. they have made it difficult to slap sanctions on iran and to prevent iran from having a nuclear weapon. i have seen russian democracy slide backwards as long as putin in there. i think the russian people want democracy. putin is trying to be like the old russian leaders and trying to rule with an iron fist. i think it strangles russian democracy. we see less and less freedoms for the people. they are an important country. host: we have another tweet. host: you have nothing to do with this nomination. what a year thoughts about senator hagel? guest: if you start a precedent that you need 60 votes, i think that is a bad precedent. i've had some questions about senator hagel. majority should prevail. host: how would you vote? guest: i don't like hypothetical. once you start with this nominat
little to show for her hard work. the reset with russia has malfunctioned, hindering any solution to the violence in syria. and middle east peace is nowhere to be seen. >> i don't think that secretary clinton has been a very consequently secretary of state. shi they'll be remembered mostly as a celebrity and a world traveler. a person with the greatest number of frequent flier miles. not for her impact on some huge policy issue u.s.-russia u.s.-china, some great crisis. >> clinton believes that's a narrow way of defining her role and the scope of american power. >> my first responsibility was to restore american leadership which had been tattered and damaged. so that was one of the reasons that i was out there day in and day out. and i think we not only reversed that view but we set the table for dealing with a lot of problems. >> for four years hillary clinton worked on the seventh floor of this building and traveled the globe. in the process she evolved from being a politician to being a stateswoman. and she achieved another remarkable fe
't agree. the management of their own area. so russia, eastern europe, china, asia. i think people fail to think through what the implications are, and i wonder if you could just play that out for a moment. because our asian allies have not failed to think this through. >> absolutely. and, briefly, i think there's two problems with offshore balancing. one is the political, and one is the practical. everything you said is absolutely right, and i think that sort of falls in the phase zero period of political. you have to have skip in the game. i know it's a cliche, but if you're not there present, then the asians question extraordinarily why you're going to come in when the stakes get much higher. and they don't even need to think out to the existential question of, you know, soviet -- soviet, chinese icbms -- hoping for the good old days when things were much clearer. [laughter] does the nuclear umbrella still hold. for them the credibility is your daily presence, and as you point out, we've already been doing offshore balancing even while being present because we've had the filipinos ou
russia and the united states. it's not true any more. our intelligence has told us since 2007 that iran will have that nuclear capability and a delivery system by 2015. so it's other countries that are involved in that. the question i would ask you, in your book you wrote that we must once again convince the world that america has a clear intention of fulfilling the nuclear disarmament committee -- commitments that we have made. the question, a bit more recently you said, i believe providing necessary resources for a nuclear modernization of the triad should be a national priority. do you stand by your last statement? >> my last -- >> your last statement saying -- i believe that providing the necessary resources for nuclear modernization of the triad should be a national priority? >> absolutely should be. i agree with that. and that's what the policy of this administration is. >> well, i'm merely bringing out the inconsistency because when you were involved with supporting the global zero or whatever that group, the organization was, their declaration is, quote, we the undersigned belie
of russia that makes for the most contaminated nuclear site on the planet. >> wow. >> at the time of sequester, taxpayers spend $2 billion per year just maintaining the cleanup operation. then it was revealed that hundreds of gallons of high-level toxic waste have been leaking over the last several years right into the ground. eventually into the ground water and maybe the columbia river. >> you say the most contaminated site in the world behind places in russia. who's at risk? >> we have to realize that nuclear waste is a toxic witch's brew of chemicals, the most dangerous known to science. plutonium, enriched uranium, nitric acid solvents all mixed in a liquid vat. and we have 56 million gallons worth of this toxic stuff. to get this into perspective, to get your head around this imagine 80 olympic-sized swimming pools containing the most toxic substance known to science of which two olympic-size swimming pools have leaked right into the ground and eventually into the water table and, perhaps, even into people's drinking water. >> what are you going to do? >> we
and we went on a trip with the first lady, and a small group of journalists out to russia, and got a chance to see interesting sites, and a close-up look at hillary clinton, and one of the things that stood out in my mind, not the temples and all of that, but this moment in kazakhstan, and she was presented with a whip, and normally it's just the men that carries the whips with them, and she was considered so powerful as a first lady and she was presented with one of them, and she got a kick out of that, and there were a lot of jokes that followed that. >> right. we used to call them remember the hillary clinton trips. and they were under the radar, and there was some coverage but not as much, so you could really get to know her. it was a small group. and there was very interesting times. of course i have been following her for the past four years at the state department. >> jill, you actually said something that was pretty interesting earlier today and you wrote a whole article about it, and nobody saw her sleep. you never knew if you saw her get sleep during those trips, and she
that russia and china will not come aboard and stays within the system, stasis is the policy. this is a way of rating things. -- rigging things. if we come to a determination that the objectives that i listed before our worthy and necessary objectives, so that you have justified and and you discover that the un is precisely the antithesis of any meaningful means to accomplish this, it is pretty clear that staying within the united nations framework is a formula for doing nothing. putin has been given a veto over our foreman -- foreign policy. it unburdened the administration of the challenge of to face this problem directly. this has been going on for 22 months. if putin is not going to relent, we know about him. he believes in the heavy footprint. not a light footprint. i do is, that it was long ago time to go outside the un and the united states should find its allies. we will find such allies and we two a compost those objectives. >> are we hiding behind putin's skirts to avoid u.s. action? >> putin would love that phrase. [laughter] >> i don't think so. the reality is, it is fear of the
of the united nations security council. the u.s., france, britain, russia, china. since last round of talks last june, iran's uranium enrichment program has expanded violating u.n. resolutions. >> iran's claiming its program is for civilian use only, energy and such things but western leaders fear iran is building a nuclear bomb. >>> canada, a group of scientists is now calling for food to be dna tested to make sure these things, products, are what they say they really are. >> now paula newton will report test willing keep horse meat from ending up in beef products and other types of food fraud. >> reporter: with all of the new food scares i bet you're wondering if there's any way to know for sure exactly what you're eating and what you're giving your family. so we've come here to canada, the university, in the biodiversity institute of ontario. chris wheeland is here. you used to be doing this for crime scenes. what we're starting with are ikea meatballs. >> all we really need is a 1 millimeter piece. >> reporter: a scrap of food, that's all it takes to screen and i.d. exactly what we're eating
. >>> olympic gold medalist lindsey vonn might not be ready to compete until russia. after a horrific looking accident on the slopes today. the crash puts her olympic hopes in jeopardy. vonn competing in the alpine world championships in austria. she comes off a jump and lands awkwardly on her right knee and then she goes down. it doesn't look good. afterwards it was announced vonn tore both her acl and mcl as well as fracturing a bone in her leg. pans and fellow skiers in absolute shock. vonn airlifted there the course to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries. vonn's sponsor red bull recently hired extra security because of a rumored relationship with tiger woods. she has been in the news a lot lately. let's hit the healllie pad. could the super bowl blackout been prevented? superdome officials were barned of potential power failure in october. they spent over a half a million bucks thinking they fixed the problem. blackout still being investigated. >>> world peace. striving for. but today world peace was suspended. well, we are talking about the lakers forward for grabbing brandon
countdown starts today. >> we're exactly one year away from the opening. sochi russia is hosting. they build most venues from scratch with a price tag of $50 billion. there are already concerns about the weather. temperatures have been well above freezing in the black sea resort town this winter. but the mayor says that they are making plans to keep the games going with temps as high as 50 degrees. conditions are better in the surrounding mountains which have been getting plenty of snowfall. >>> the "today" show launches its countdown this morning starting at 7:00 right here. >>> they score. >> a tough start to the season is not getting any better for the caps. they dropped another game last night. this time to the toronto maple leafs 3-2. that gives them a league worst record of 2-7-1. that leaves a lot of catching up to do with the shortened season here. already 20% over. the caps will try to turn things around against the rival penguins tomorrow night. >>> two teams are recovering after -- teens are recovering after falling through ice on a frozen pond. look at this cell phone videoment t
to the opening ceremony officially starts today. sochi, russia, will welcome athletes from around the world a year from today. construction is at a high clip there as they build most venues from scratch. $50 billion. already concerns about the weather. temperatures have been well above freezing and in black sea resort town so far this winter. the mayor say they are making plans to keep the games going with temps as high as 50 degrees. conditions are better in the surrounding mountains which have been getting plenty of snowfall. >>> the "today" show transformed the plaza into mt. rockefeller for winter games competition. why can't we have that much fun? matt, savannah, natalie, willie geist finished an obstacle for us in front of fans. in the end, it was matt lauer's dump bucket technique that helped him finish ahead of his on-air competition. tom, you've got to make it snow for us. >> looks like fun. >>> looking now at the stories we're following this afternoon. we have a preview of things to come. hey, pat. >> coming up this afternoon on "news 4 at 4:00," "star wars" spins on. a spinoff st
.t.a.r.t. treaty with russia was an example of traditional diplomacy at its best and then working it through the congress was an example of traditional bipartisan support at its best. but we also have been working with partners around the world to create a new institution, the nuclear security summit to keep dangerous materials out of the hands of terrorists. be conducted intense diplomacy with major powers to impose crippling sanctions against iran and north korea. but to enforce the sanctions, we also enlisted banks insurance companies and high-tech international financial situations. today iran's oil tankers sit idle and its currency has taken a massive hit. now this brings me to a third lever, it economics. everyone knows how important that is. but not long ago it was thought that business drove markets and governments drove geopolitics. will, those two if they ever were separate have certainly converged. so creating jobs at home is now part of the portfolio of diplomats abroad. they are arguing for common economic rules of the road especially in asia so we can make trade a race to the t
to the colonel. he says that is if iran and russia withdraw their support from assad and it would help if the u.s. boosted its support all the while the blood shed continues, shep? >> shepard: greg palkot overseas tonight. the state of virginia may soon start printing its own money. lawmakers say it will come in handy if the u.s. dollar goes belly up plus, want to save money on college? we'll show you where schools are now offering degrees for as little as $10,000. and board walk is getting a new visitor. the folks who make monopoly announcing which token is joining the board game. and which ones is getting kicked to the curb. details on the game changer. who would have thought that the internet would pick -- s pred the crème part of an oreo. [ whispering ] that's crazy, the cookie's the best part. crème. cookie. crème. cookie. [ whispering ] crème. [ whispering ] cookie. [ whispering ] crème. [ whispering ] cookie. [ whispering ] crème. [ whispering ] cookie. crème! [ fire alarm ringing ] [ whispering ] firrreeee! crème. cookie. crème. cookie. [ whispering ] i'm calling the cops. [ po
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